Sex Work Matters: Exploring Money, Power and Intimacy in the Sex Industry (Hardcover)
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"Sex Work Matters" brings sex workers, scholars and activists together to present pioneering essays on the economics and sociology of sex work. From insights by sex workers on how they handle money, intimate relationships and daily harassment by police, to the experience of male and transgender sex work, this fascinating and original book offers theoretical discussions as well empirical case studies, providing new ways to link theory with lived experiences. The result is a vital new contribution to sex-worker rights. The book will equip any reader with new theoretical frameworks for understanding the sex industry, challenging readers to explore the topic of sex work in new ways, especially its cultural, economic and political dimensions.
About the Author
Melissa Hope Ditmore is a postdoctoral research fellow at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. and Public Health Solutions in New York City, NY.